If everybody lived like people in the Netherlands, we would need 3.6 Earths. It would take 7.3 Netherlands to regenerate everything the country’s residents demand from nature. Given the Netherlands’ vast resource insecurity, what are its options? How must economic policies shift to secure the country’s viability? What are the opportunities to seize? What does it need to do differently?
To mark Dutch Overshoot Day 2022, Global Footprint Network hosted the webinar “Facing the Dutch Overshoot Day unprepared: understanding resource security in the context of the Ukraine war”. We explored: to what extent is the Netherlands truly committed to its own success?; if so, what does it take?; how will it get there, given its massive resource deficit and past blind spots?
In advance of the webinar, we asked Dutch businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and activists to share their thoughts on resource insecurity, their favorite solutions to address overshoot, and their hopes for the future. Listen to their responses (at left).
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